The end is near and we've wanted to pack in as much as we can, the result is we've gotten a bit lazy in our writing. So though we spent the majority of our Belgium time in the student town of Antwerp – in an amazing converted chocolate factory hostel – we dedicate this post to our day trip to Bruges.
Our reason for visiting was shallow - a very dark comedy filmed in the city by the name of In Bruges. We spent the day looking for sights from the movie, and recalling various quotes.
Please excuse the language. Thanks for being patient. Hello fairy-tale city.
"In Bruges" said:
Harry: It's a fairytale town, isn't it? How's a fairytale town not somebody's f*ing thing?
Yuri: You use this word, alcoves?
Ken: Alcoves, yes. Sometimes.
Yuri: There are not many people around in these alcoves at Christmas time. If I were to murder a man I would murder him here. Are you sure this is the right word, alcoves?
Ken: Alcoves, yes. It's kind of like nooks and crannies.
Yuri: Nooks and crannies, yes! Perhaps this would be more accurate. Nooks and crannies rather than alcoves. Yes.
Ray: Do you think this is good?
Ken: Do I think what's good?
Ray: You know, going around in a boat, looking at stuff?
Ken: Yes, I do. It's called sight-seeing.
Ray: Harry, I've got an idea.
Ray: My room faces out the canal, right? I'm going to go back to me room, jump into the canal, see if I can swim to the other side and escape.
Harry: All right.
Ray: If you go outside around the corner, you can shoot at me from there and try to get me. That way we'll leave this lady and her baby out of the whole entire thing.
Harry: You completely promise to jump into the canal? I don't want to run out there, come back in ten minutes, and find you f*ing hiding in a cupboard.
Ray: One gay beer for my gay friend, one normal beer for me because I am normal.
Ken: Coming up?
Ray: What's up there?
Ken: The view.
Ray: The view of what? The view of down here? I can see that down here.
Ken: Ray, you are about the worst tourist in the whole world.
Ken: I know I'm awake but it feels like I'm in a dream.
Ray: And I realized, f* man, maybe that's what hell is: the entire rest of eternity spent in f*in' Bruges. And I really really hoped I wouldn't die. I really really hoped I wouldn't die.
he said:Many apologies for anyone who doesn't find this post absolutely side splitting but I do. If you want to understand the references and you don't mind swear words then watch the movie. If you don't then please wait patiently for our next post ;).